"Trust in him at all times, you people; Pour out your heart before Him. God is a refuge for us." Psalm 62:8
"You didn't want heaven without us. So Jesus you brought heaven down." @hillsongworship
It's crazy to think that Kelsey and I have lived here in Australia for 10 months now. We have been married for 11 months also, which is amazing to think about because it literally feels like we left our unassuming apartment in Kalamazoo just a few weeks ago.
I have learned so much in our time here that it is hard to put it into words. One of the greatest things I've learned is that nothing matters more than having a surrendered heart. Life can get full, schedules can seem to fill up in seconds, deadlines can approach, and responsibility can weigh. Yet, above it all God is looking for a surrendered heart. A heart of worship, a heart of dependency.
Learning "God-worship" is something I want in my life. A message from Joel A'Bell earlier this year was about acceptable worship. He said that it's not so much about "hands up" or "hands down" but about clean hands. A surrendered heart. A devoted heart. "Going through the motions doesn’t please you, a flawless performance is nothing to you. I learned God-worship when my pride was shattered. Heart-shattered lives ready for love don’t for a moment escape God’s notice." Psalm 51:7
So, let’s talk about you. How are you doing? How is your soul? Let's get back to the basics today and simply turn our attention back on what we were created for. Amongst the full schedule, the deadlines and the demands why don't we commit to pausing for a moment to worship.
Psalm 62:8 says "Trust in him at all times, you people; Pour out your heart before Him. God is a refuge for us." I love the honesty and the safety that is in this verse. We can always turn our attention to Him and find refuge and love. Let's take a moment to do that today!
Say It: “Father, thank You so much for everything I would ever need. Today I turn my attention to You in the midst of my schedule and give You sincere and honest worship. Help me to remember that it's not how I worship, but my surrendered heart that You care about. I love You and I worship You! Remind me to come to You as my refuge and my strength. Thank You for restoring me. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.”